Penn & Teller are having a ball debunking various forms of con artistry in their weekly series for Showtime, and the first seven weeks' worth of ratings show that the duo may be communicating some of…
A federal appeals court in St. Louis heard arguments about whether to overturn a local ban on sales of Mature-rated violent vidgames to minors.
The latest sequel in Nintendo's durable "Legend of Zelda" role-playing franchise, "The Wind Waker," has generated 560,000 pre-release orders two weeks be-fore it goes on sale, the most profitable…
Market analysts at Jupiter Research predict that video-on-demand and subscription VOD services will see revenue jump 58% a year through 2007, growing from $349 million by the end of this year to $2.2…
The Alphabet is set to launch ABC News Live, a subscription-based 24-hour online newscast that will beef up a group of services it already provides through RealNetworks' RealOne SuperPass program.
U.S. Spanish-lingo net Azteca America has signed up two affiliates in Texas, bringing its reach of the Hispanic population to 56%, or more than 15 million potential viewers.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's will be keeping a watchful eye on embattled TV program guide provider Gemstar-TV Guide in the coming weeks. On Friday, the credit arbiter reiterated that the…
BMG has consolidated all of its worldwide classical music operations under one roof with the creation of BMG Classics and added oversight of the unit to the existing duties of BMG Music Publishing…
Three new pics couldn't bring down Disney feel-gooder "Bringing Down the House," which again topped the weekend box office in just the second repeat win this year.
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With TV formats booming on both sides of the Atlantic, the legally tricky matter of protecting them is more and more vital. Disagreements on copyright and rights are increasing, and in different…